Don’t Believe the FAFSA Lies
Sep23

Don’t Believe the FAFSA Lies

Many are misinformed when it comes to the FAFSA. They believe that they make too much money to qualify for any kind of financial aid—and they decide not to file. That is the worst mistake you can make.

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Choosing a College for All the Wrong Reasons
Sep16

Choosing a College for All the Wrong Reasons

by Suzanne Shafer, Parent Editor Since choosing a college is an important decision, you want to be sure that you and your teen use the right criteria. When you put all your time, effort and hard earned money into sending your teen off to college, you want to be reasonably sure it’s the right college for them. Choosing a college for all the wrong reasons Here are some commonly used criteria for choosing a college. As you can see, using...

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An Open Letter to High School Parents
Sep09

An Open Letter to High School Parents

You are entering uncharted waters and for some, the final months and days of high school. From someone who survived those years, I want to share some parenting insight to help you along your college journey.

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Parent College Coach Tip #124: The FAFSA is Coming!
Aug26

Parent College Coach Tip #124: The FAFSA is Coming!

The FAFSA is coming! Starting on October 1, students can submit the FAFSA. The changes mean high school seniors can apply for financial aid for their 2017-18 freshman year of college and submit the FAFSA in October using tax information from their parents 2015 income tax returns.

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Parent College Coach Tip #123: Add These Parent Support Books to Your Library
Aug19

Parent College Coach Tip #123: Add These Parent Support Books to Your Library

As your student leaves for college, you’re going to have some free time. It can be a good or a bad thing. You can use it to bemoan the fact that there is a vacancy at home and in your heart, you can use the time to read. When was the last time you were able to sit down and read a book?

Here are my recommendations for some uplifting parent support books to help you during this transition:

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Parent College Coach Tip #122: Advice for Your College-Bound Student
Aug12

Parent College Coach Tip #122: Advice for Your College-Bound Student

When my daughter left for college she had just barely turned 18. Not only was she young, but she was attending a college over 2000 miles away from home. I was afraid for her; very afraid.

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